Eastern Bluebird

Eastern Bluebird male on June 3, 2020. We don't often get Bluebirds around our residence so it's interesting when one shows up. This male was actively searching for food in our area for a day or two prior to this image. I had some far shots of it but never close. They are a bit skittish so getting close to one can be hard. Fortunately for me on this day, the Bluebird made photographing it trivial. He flew up onto this branch and perched for about 15 seconds near our balcony. I love to photograph birds on this particular branch as it has a nice, smooth background and it is nearly at eye level.

My ISO was high on this shoot as I was shooting +1 overexposed. I was shooting in evening light the night before and forgot to change my settings. While I was annoyed about that, the photo can out pretty well for what I consider a high ISO!

Lens - Tamron 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 @ 600mm on Nikon D500